Mattel Electronics FBI FOIA Response
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The FBI's response to my FOIA request asking for information in their files about Mattel's computer and video game products.
Here is the text of my request:
Portland OR [ZIP redacted]
[phone number redacted]
[email address redacted]
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
I am requesting any and all files relating to the company Mattel, also known as Mattel
Creations, Mattel Electronics, and Optigan Corporation. Date range: 1945 to 2000. The
company is headquartered in El Segundo, California.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request
is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to
the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at
archive.org. The company was one of the major players in the formation of home
video game industry, and is of great interest from a historical perspective.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would
prefer the request be filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or
CD-ROM if not.
Thank you for your time.
Later, after discussing the scope of the search with an information specialist at the FBI, I narrowed the search with this request:
Please narrow the timeline from 1978-1989. I am interested in anything having to do with the Mattel products called: Intellivision, Aquarius. Anything related to their computer or video game products produced during that time.
Update November 17 2015: Since a year has passed, I sent another request asking if the flood problem has been remediated. Their response was the same: "remediation is ongoing... we are unable determine if, or when, these records will be available for review."
Update March 31 2017: Since another year has passed, I sent another request asking if the flood problem has been remediated. Their response was "Records which may have been responsive to your request were destroyed December 2013."
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